National Suicide Hotline sees big increase in calls

The National Suicide Hotline saw a 45% increase in calls, in just the first week after the introduction of its new 988 number. NewsChannel 13 told you about the number’s debut last month.

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Vibrant Emotional Health, which runs the hotline, says between July 14 and July 20, they received 96,000 calls, texts and chats. That’s a 66% jump in volume from the same week last year